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Old May 27, 2009, 04:28 PM
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Default Whats the best MB i can get for ???

Ok i am running water , I have a msi neo 2 MB right now with 4 gig a ram , i am also running a nividia 260 wced , with a swiftech lapped wc block.
And running a oced xeon 3110 chip 4 ghz:) nice oc huh ?
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anyways what is the best Mb i could install for this chip and wc setup?
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ASUS P5Q-E or P5Q Pro, or Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R/UD3P would be my choices.
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I'm really gonna break the Mold on this one.

Foxxcon Black Ops.

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What's wrong with your MSI, Dave?
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I'm really gonna break the Mold on this one.

Foxxcon Black Ops.
Then he'd need DDR3 RAM too...
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Then he'd need DDR3 RAM too...

Thanks JD, I didn't consider that part of it.


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What's wrong with your MSI, Dave?
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I understand the drive to upgrade, but I honestly think you'd be disapointed unless you upgraded more than just the motherboard. The MSI board you've got paired with your CPU is doing pretty damn good, and I doubt that a different motherboard would get you noticably better results.

OTOH, if the main driving force for wanting a new motherboard is the WC aspect, there are a few boards out there that come pre-configured for watercooling the chipset. (The Black Ops board being one of them).
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OTOH, if the main driving force for wanting a new motherboard is the WC aspect, there are a few boards out there that come pre-configured for watercooling the chipset. (The Black Ops board being one of them).
Though typically those blocks are shit and I believe most are aluminum. Better off buying a solid copper block for your board from EK or whoever.
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Hey guys Thanks for the input and great replys , the only problem i really have with this MSI board is where the main wiring harnes plugs into !
its almost impossiable to make it look good at all .
So thats what i am really looking for and just better looks in general and perhaps to kewl the NB and such , Can't really wc this Msi board unless you want to rip out the heat pipes and such
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Then you have many choices, though I'm not the best one positioned to answer, since I never used board blocks. I have no idea what is available.

Though any board from Asus and Gigabyte would fit the bill, if blocks are available. Same goes for the eVga and XFX boards.
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